Flying Buttress
Flying Buttress
1.4

4.3

Flying Buttress free download for Mac

Flying Buttress

1.4
01 January 2006

Configure your firewall for more security. (was Brickhouse)

Overview

As Apple's built-in Firewall preferences improves in both functionality and security, I will be aiming Flying Buttress more at users who need the advanced firewall configuration, logging, and IP sharing options found in Flying Buttress.

There is no reason that a new or inexperienced user cannot use Flying Buttress, but Apple's own Firewall preferences will likely remain a simpler interface for configuring a basic firewall.

However, if you need:

  • Firewall filters that include qualifiers on host or network addresses
  • Firewall filters that operate on other than TCP or UDP protocols
  • Firewall filters that include the whole range of ipfw qualifiers, such as IP options, ICMP types or TCP flags
  • Per-filter logging configuration, including the ability to log allowed connections and the option to not log certain types of denied connections
  • NAT port forwarding or other custom NAT configuration
  • Different filter configurations on different network interfaces.
  • A persistant, searchable firewall log entry database with graphical log viewer
  • Scriptable control of your firewall, such as via cron or other shell automation
  • Access and ability to easily edit the raw firewall configuration text, including an integrated ipfw filter syntax checker.
  • The ability to switch between different firewall configuration sets quickly and easily.
...then you should consider using Flying Buttress.

What's new in Flying Buttress

Version 1.4: Changed name to Flying Buttress, Fixed startup item issue under 10.3.9 or higher.

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Anonymous
12 September 2005

Most helpful

This was my favorite firewall app. Sadly, the developer seems to have stopped almost all support without giving any reason why. He even shut down the forum without any explanation, taking it offline and making all the community input unavailable. This wouldn't be all that problematic if this app just worked - but it doesn't especially under Tiger.
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Version 1.3
Mac007
26 December 2011
Both links lead to "403" no permission to access.
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Version 1.4
1 answer(s)
Regular-Warren
Regular-Warren
26 December 2011
Thanks for heads up!
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Anonymous
12 September 2005
This was my favorite firewall app. Sadly, the developer seems to have stopped almost all support without giving any reason why. He even shut down the forum without any explanation, taking it offline and making all the community input unavailable. This wouldn't be all that problematic if this app just worked - but it doesn't especially under Tiger.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
19 August 2005
I emailed the creator of this firewall. I want more info about this firewall it says it can block IP's i want to know the Max amount of IP's it can block without slowing the system down. If this program can not handle blocking IP Ranges and the amounts of IP's i want blocked it's worthless and i for one will not waste my money on it. the other problem is when you message the maker of a application and get no reply. well the support for the application kinda speaks for it's self. i would like more info and would like a reply. can this firewall use a blocklist and block over 200,000 IP Ranges ? about 900,000,000 IP's or am i going to waste my money on another worthless program buying this ???
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Version 1.3
3 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
19 August 2005
Calm down. This app can be used for free... The following statement is from the developer's page for Brickhouse: "I'm of the opinion that people will either pay shareware fees, or they won't. You may use BrickHouse without registering it until you feel that it is worth $25 to you. If you like BrickHouse, you should pay the shareware fee to help ensure future development of the product." There, you see? Now, why did you not do some simple research before posting your rant? TRY THE APP, no need to pay anything.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 August 2005
Hmmm, ok all the other versions of Brickhouse i have seen stated that they work for 1 hour then the firewalll turns off unless you register Brickhouse. i will check it out maybe it can do what i need it to if not i will continue my work on building a new os X Free Firewall
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
Anonymous
21 August 2005
I just dowloaded and opened the application and i looked at it for a few minutes and then it Crashed. it's a good thing i didn't go right out and buy it i would have been very upset. this firewall GUI is not worth $0.25 forget $25.00 i took a look at the way it configures things it's nothing specal it uses the basic ipfw default os X firewall. do not buy this if your looking for an Application that works with a blocklist or you will learn quickly that it's not going to handle a large amount of blocked IP Addresses.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
15 May 2005
Works fine for me, I get all green when I test at grc.com. Thanks Brian!
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
12 May 2005
Why does this come as a sit file which decompresses to a dmg that is smaller than the sit? Stuffit doesn't even come with Tiger anyway - why do developers still use it? I must be missing somthing. Program itself is very useful though.
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Version 1.3
1 answer(s)
Anonymous
Anonymous
12 May 2005
You're not missing anything, Stuffit is simply not needed by end-users anymore. OS X has liberated us end-users from the hell of Allume's Stuffit. It will just take awhile for all developers to realize this and dump Stuffit.
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Version 1.3
Anonymous
06 December 2004
Please watch out when using Brickhouse with an Airport Express. The predefined settings for this only open the port 192. In order to access the AE with the Admin Tools you must also open ports 5009 and 5353!
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Version 1.2b12
Anonymous
28 November 2004
what is the latest stable version? I've used this soft before but dont know where to dowload stable version for Jaguar. thanks
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Version 1.2b12
Anonymous
27 September 2004
Anyone know what the limitations to this program are if it's unregistered? Thanks
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Version 1.2b12
Anonymous
10 August 2004
I experience a conflict with 1.2b12, where after setting the optional filters, all 3 media choices became locked in dial-up mode. Reverted back to 1.2b6 (no futher trouble). Reported on developer's bbs.
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Version 1.2b12
Anonymous
14 July 2004
I tried to use Brickhouse with 10.3 server. The most important thing was NATd, and I could not get it to work. 10.2 server worked great, and so do 10.3 client. Else, great :)
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Version 1.2b12
$25.00

4.3

App requirements: 
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later
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